Bangladesh, Feb. 9 -- On behalf of the people of his country and himself, French Prime Minister Edouard Charles Philippe has congratulated Sheikh Hasina on her being elected Prime Minister of Bangladesh for the fourth term through the December-30 general election.

French ambassador in Dhaka Marie-Annick Bourdin on Thursday handed over a congratulatory letter of the French premier to Sheikh Hasina at her Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban office.

PM's press secretary Ihsanul Karim briefed reporters after the French envoy's meeting with the Prime Minister.

In the congratulatory letter, the French Prime Minister said the election held on December 30, 2018 mobilised both a large number of people and the Bangladeshi political parties.

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